Nightwing #36

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"THE UNTOUCHABLES: RELENTLESS"! Bodies are piling up in Blüdhaven! Tracking down the killer will lead Nightwing into a web of corruption and intrigue-and put him in the crosshairs! Dick Grayson's greatest cold case is coming back to haunt him, and if he doesn't solve it this time, it could destroy everything he's built in his adopted hometown.

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Jan 4, 2018

    Humphries and Chang have turned Nightwing into a neon tinted noir thriller and frankly, Nightwing hasnt been this good in years. More please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jan 4, 2018

    This issue is a masterclass in execution, and the boldness of characters like the Judge and Guppy ensure the book will remain this way for some time! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 3, 2018

    The Untouchable has been a great jumping on point for new readers. I'm loving this new direction and the fresh perspective Humphries and Chang are bringing. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Taylor Vessel Jan 8, 2018

    Humphries takeovers with an intriguing detective story with a villain who's lack of history gives him an opportunity to really soar! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 15, 2018

    Nightwing #36 has returned my confidence in Sam Humphries future with the Dick Grayson. The comic was paced well, the Judge is turning out to be a great villain, and the seeming heartlessness of last issue has been buried. Plus, Chang and Maiolo make for a great artistic team. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2018

    Nightwing #36, the second issue of Sam Humphries' Nightwing run drives home what I was feeling in the first issue " this is the closest thing we'll ever get to a DC version of Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jan 3, 2018

    With the exception of one specific scene, this is a strong issue that showcases the new creative team's solid grasp on the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 8, 2018

    I am loving this book lately, the previous creative team was great but this first arc from the new creative team is shaping up to be a memorable one. Fingers crossed this momentum keeps up, this is how you hook and build an audience. I have a great feeling about this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 3, 2018

    Im enjoying Bernard Chang's artwork. Its a refreshing change from that of Javier Fernandez. Nothing against Fernandez, I just appreciate Changs work more. I think he waswell-suited for his recent stint on Batman Beyond, so Nightwing should be too great a challenge for him to manage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jan 5, 2018

    Although the artwork at times lost quality in the action sequences, Bernard Chang's artwork has improved greatly since the previous issue. The artwork is more consistent. Character faces are detailed and highly expressive. Bernard Chang honors his predecessors through his exceptional rendition of Nightwing. The young hero himself is the best drawn character in the entire comic. Bernard Chang nailed Nightwing's muscular physique. He amazingly translated the hero's distinct acrobatic movements onto the page. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jan 8, 2018

    While the new cast of characters is interesting, "Nightwing" #36 still leaves a few too many questions. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 27, 2017

    Overall, the pacing of the issue felt smoother aided by the vignette style of storytelling. Nightwing continues to be the fun to follow. But my verdict on the Judge, and the arc as a whole, remains up in the air. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2018

    Sam Humphries continues his run on Nightwing with a confusing and uninteresting villain and a story that wants to be tense and important but sabotages itself every step of the way.  I still have hopes for this run, but this has been a shaky start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 3, 2018

    This story needs to be more focused, and I hope that the events of this issue will do just that with the rest of the story. Humphries has a good villain with a lot of potential, but he quickly needs to give him better, more concrete motivations. The art is very good, even if the colouring can be weak. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 9, 2018

    Nightwing #36 has a lot going for it as Sam Humphries furthers the war for Bludhaven between Nightwing and the Judge. In this issue we get to see how the new villain of Bludhaven caused a massive disruption in the city and bring even more chaos to the city. As interesting as all that is the lack of development in everyone outside of Nightwing and the Judge kept the story from reaching its full potential. Hopefully future issues in this arc will find a better way to manage its page count for all the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 4, 2018

    Nightwing #36 suffers from a lack of connection to the villain, and should have better utilized the series' supporting cast to make this narrative more personal for Dick Grayson. Read Full Review

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